The verdict is on the Scream trilogy blu-ray versions releasing this coming Tuesday – being that many fans will already own the movies on DVD, image quality is going to be a substantial factor in these purchases…
The three Scream films have had some rather surprisingly noticeable differences in their Blu-ray incarnations, even though all three are offered with AVC encodes in 1080p and 2.35:1. Scream was fairly soft a good deal of the time, but it sported very nicely saturated color. Scream 2 featured a substantial uptick in clarity and sharpness when compared to the first film, but its color was somewhat pallid by comparison to Scream. Both films suffered from occasional digital noise, moiré and shimmer, though both had reasonably intact grain structure. Scream 3 falls somewhere in between the first two films in most of these categories.
Here are some sample screen captures and menu screens, courtesy of the same website. They are compressed so by no means definitive in representation of quality but should give you a pretty good idea… of what Emily Mortimer’s goofy smile looks like in HD.
When we posted the Special Features list, many of you were contemplating waiting for proper new editions in the future. Have you changed your mind?